The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

Under the mercy trees: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Pub. Date:
2011
Language:
English
Description

"[An] eloquent, sorrowful novel....Readers of both Pat Conroy, on one hand, and Carson McCullers, on the other, will relish Newton's flawed characters and piquant portrayal of small town life." --Booklist (starred review)

"Under the Mercy Trees will take your breath away." --Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

Heather Newton's Under the Mercy Trees tells the poignant and unforgettable story of a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his hometown in the mountains of North Carolina following the disappearance of his brother.

Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves around cheap Scotch and weekend flings with equally damaged men. When he learns that his older brother, Leon, has gone missing, he must return to the Owenby farm in Solace Fork, North Carolina, to assist in the search. But that means facing a past filled with regrets, the family that never understood him, the girl whose heart he broke, and the best friend who has faithfully kept the home fires burning. As the mystery surrounding Leon's disappearance deepens, so too does the weight of decades-long unresolved differences and unspoken feelings--forcing Martin to deal with the hardest lessons about home, duty, and love.

Under the Mercy Trees adds the name Heather Newton to a sterling list of acclaimed authors in the Southern literary tradition that already includes Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, Jill McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tom Franklin.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062001344
9780062042392
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c1b2ac01-f9f9-e5b6-998e-cfbba4798d54
Grouping Title under the mercy trees
Grouping Author newton heather
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-13 15:06:35PM
Last Indexed 2019-12-13 15:09:23PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Heather Newton
author_display Newton, Heather
display_description

"[An] eloquent, sorrowful novel....Readers of both Pat Conroy, on one hand, and Carson McCullers, on the other, will relish Newton's flawed characters and piquant portrayal of small town life." —Booklist (starred review)

"Under the Mercy Trees will take your breath away." —Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

Heather Newton's Under the Mercy Trees tells the poignant and unforgettable story of a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his hometown in the mountains of North Carolina following the disappearance of his brother.

Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves around cheap Scotch and weekend flings with equally damaged men. When he learns that his older brother, Leon, has gone missing, he must return to the Owenby farm in Solace Fork, North Carolina, to assist in the search. But that means facing a past filled with regrets, the family that never understood him, the girl whose heart he broke, and the best friend who has faithfully kept the home fires burning. As the mystery surrounding Leon's disappearance deepens, so too does the weight of decades-long unresolved differences and unspoken feelings—forcing Martin to deal with the hardest lessons about home, duty, and love.

Under the Mercy Trees adds the name Heather Newton to a sterling list of acclaimed authors in the Southern literary tradition that already includes Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, Jill McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tom Franklin.

format_catalog eBook
format_category_catalog eBook
id c1b2ac01-f9f9-e5b6-998e-cfbba4798d54
isbn 9780062001344
9780062042392
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:ed3b2489-f0ab-4cda-aace-8dc6ab1f5163 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2019-12-13T21:09:23.131Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9780062001344
publishDate 2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000364184 Book Books 1st ed. English Harper, 2011. 344 p. ; 21 cm.
overdrive:ed3b2489-f0ab-4cda-aace-8dc6ab1f5163 eBook eBook English HarperCollins 2011
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:ed3b2489-f0ab-4cda-aace-8dc6ab1f5163 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Brothers -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Homecoming -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mountain life -- North Carolina -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction
Older gay men -- Fiction
Recollection (Psychology) -- Fiction
title_display Under the mercy trees : a novel
title_full Under the Mercy Trees A Novel
Under the mercy trees : a novel / Heather Newton
title_short Under the mercy trees :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Brothers
Families
Fiction
Homecoming
Literature
Missing persons
Mountain life
Older gay men
Recollection (Psychology)